The Five Red Herrings (Lord Peter Wimsey Series #6)

The Five Red Herrings (Lord Peter Wimsey Series #6)

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by Dorothy L. Sayers
     
 

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The body was on the pointed rocks alongside the stream. The artist might have fallen from the cliff where he was painting, but there are too many suspicious elements — particularly the medical evidence that proves he'd been dead nearly half a day, though eyewitnesses had seen him alive a scant hour earlier. And then there are the six prime suspects —

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The body was on the pointed rocks alongside the stream. The artist might have fallen from the cliff where he was painting, but there are too many suspicious elements — particularly the medical evidence that proves he'd been dead nearly half a day, though eyewitnesses had seen him alive a scant hour earlier. And then there are the six prime suspects — all of them artists, all of whom wished him dead. Five are red herrings, but one has created a masterpiece of murder that baffles everyone, including Lord Peter Wimsey.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780061043635
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
10/28/1995
Series:
Lord Peter Wimsey Series, #6
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
6.74(w) x 10.88(h) x 0.85(d)

Meet the Author

Dorothy L. Sayers was born in 1893. She was one of the first women to be awarded a degree by Oxford University, and later she became a copywriter at an ad agency. In 1923 she published her first novel featuring the aristocratic detective Lord Peter Wimsey, who became one of the world's most popular fictional heroes. She died in 1957.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
June 13, 1893
Date of Death:
December 17, 1957
Place of Birth:
Oxford, England
Education:
B.A., Oxford University, 1915; M.A., B.C.L., 1920

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Five Red Herrings 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Who had not done it if you read for background it is lots of fun can you imagine all those trains? the artist colony is seldom used today in mysteries or the writing colonies not to mention dude ranches . it was nice to get him away from the city. It was not deliberate so no anguish of having to hang someone.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Requires an intimate knowledge of train connections between small Scottish towns--gave up after a hundred pages
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What if everyone in the book disliked the murdered victim, and all(or most) of them have no alibis...a rousing tale.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Because of all the fishing and trains sayer seems to add interesting stuff that i skip when re read like bell ringing notes and secret code solving and bus and trains routes but its historical because where are all the trauns and country buses and the vicar riding five miles on oarish visit and heroines walking one or two miles without sneakers another world and did you figure out where vthe electric came from in country houses.? Own generator!